Our Official Grant Making Partner

Our Official Grant Making Partners distribute all funds raised when walkers choose ‘The Kiltwalk’ during registration

Our Relationship

When you sign up for The Kiltwalk – you can choose to raise funds for any charity or if you’re not sure who to walk for – why not pick the STV Children’s Appeal?

As our Official Grant Making Partner, the STV Appeal distribute all funds raised by walkers who simply choose ‘The Kiltwalk’ as their charity during registration.

Why support the STV Children’s Appeal?

Over 240,000 children live in poverty across Scotland, which is around 1 in 4 children. Child poverty can restrict opportunities, often preventing children from a happy childhood.

The sad reality is that there are still too many children across Scotland who are going hungry or living in cold homes without proper winter clothing. Some children are suffering from isolation or not receiving the care they need to support positive mental well-being. These issues have been made worse by the effects of the global pandemic and the recent cost-of-living crisis which has deepened poverty and inequality. Unfortunately, child poverty in Scotland is projected to continue rising to 29% by 2023-24.

The STV Children’s Appeal is a grant-making charity committed to helping the one in four children living in poverty across Scotland, by funding projects that provide essential support.

Every pound raised stays here in Scotland and throughout communities, the Appeal offers practical help like food and warm clothes, creates opportunities for training and employability, and enables social and emotional support. In 2022, the STV Children’s Appeal funded 10 national and 229 local projects that provide essential services to children and families affected by poverty.

How does the money help?

£10 could pay for urgent household items like nappies

£20 could contribute towards gas and electric bills for a family with children

£30 could provide a young person struggling with their mental health a counselling session with a professional.

£50 could provide an emergency food package for a family struggling to makes ends meet.

£100 could help a family to purchase clothes, bedding and other essentials for their children.

Get involved!

You can help make a difference – all you have to do is sign up, choose ‘The Kiltwalk’ as your charity, put on your walking shoes and join our fight against child poverty in Scotland.


An automated JustGiving page will be created for you during registration allowing you to do online fundraising. Simply share the link with family and friends and you're off to a flying start!

Your charity will show as 'Kiltwalk' as the Kiltwalk collects all the fundraising, claims any eligible Gift Aid and sends on to the STV Children's Appeal for them to distribute to great local causes supporting children in Scotland.

If you wish to do offline fundraising, please use the Kiltwalk Sponsor Form available here.

Thank you for your support!